Archive for February 24th, 2005

24th February

First Published in The New York Sun, February 24, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Anthony Weiner is often compared to his predecessor in Congress, Senator Schumer. It is said that the most dangerous place in the world in the space between Mr. Schumer and a camera. So it is with Mr. Weiner.
When Mr. Schumer vacated his Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat in 1998 to challenge Senator D’Amato, Mr. Weiner, then a member of the City Council, emerged as the surprise winner over then-Assemblywoman Melinda Katz of Queens, the perceived frontrunner; his council colleague Noach Dear, who raised a ton of cash, but finished third in the Democratic primary, and Assemblyman Dan Feldman.